Sunday 15th August 1993
Our first evening away from Torpoint quite and calm, little cool in evening pinkly sky slightly overcast.
Cawsand beautiful village with three beaches, breakwater slightly to port.
Ralph woke half six, sailed from Cawsand 7oclock Byron feeling sick, and was sick one hour later over the side thankfully. 9:30 Ralph below, Kurt helmed for an hour, getting to be a proper little sailor. Calm sea beautiful weather. N breeze off shore, bouncy. Byron Felt better by 10am had crisps.
90.5 Nmiles abeam Looe Island 10:13hrs Course 260° nearly due west
Arrived Fowey lunchtime had dinner, boys played in dinghy, went into Fowey for a walk and fruit, had Mackerel which Ralph caught –loverly- moved the boat two times.
Will watch the fireworks tonight, meet TMSC man Noel Perkins – Boat Airasu, very nice – reminds me of cousin Robert Crawson.
We left Fowey at 8am Sunny weather and calm, but outside was rather choppy.
4 hours to Falmouth Kurt Byron and myself felt sick on the way over. Had a nice chat with people who moored next to us, saw French people we met in Fowey. After dinner walked about Falmouth. Later had fish & chips in café. Young chap gave us some Mackerel we’ll eat them tomorrow for snack.
Not feeling so good with cold, everybody enjoying themselves today had breakfast out fry-up at the Salamanca Café.
Left Falmouth around 2.30pm. saw Tony Ayres, outside the harbour very flat and sunny, loverly. Towed a man in his little boat to Helford arrived 4.30pm. It's a beautiful place, praise God for calm weather. As we were preparing for the Mackerel for tea which a boy gave to us in Falmouth. The man came over with his wife with a bottle of wine, as thanks invited us to their Bar-b-q but Ralph declined as we were waiting for the Harbour Master, who never came as we were rafeted up with some one , and might have had to move.
Busy day at Helford, weather perfect couldn't have wished for a more beautiful day or setting. Motored in the dinghy, first stop Helford Passage had ice cream, second stop walk in Durgan gardens later the boys played on rocks. Ralph and I sunbathed . Back to the boat for coffee, after visited Tremayne Quay, built for Queen Victoria's visit, she never arrived Albert was sick! Visited by Smith's 100 yrds later boys climbed trees lovely walk, after motoring past tree with rope, Kurt & Byron had a wonderful time swinging from it and me. Later down Frenchmans creek, saw Kingfisher, back to boat changed, had meal at Port Navis S.C. saw man Ralph towed other day, excellent day Praise the Lord!
Left Helford today after shower at the HRSC. beautiful and calm, sailed to Falmouth, it was so good Ralph said, how about trying for Truro, so off we went, passed King Harrys Ferry up the river passed old ships, Ralph manovered his way along with the depth gauge, lowest point 1.2 meters , motored right up to the Tesco stores, and Truro Cathederal about 5min walk, was realy odd. Moored against wall, Ralph will have a busy night adjusting ropes making sure we don't fall over, will attach the mast to the bollards!
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